Rio Grande, Osceola, Gould’s, Eastern, Merriam’s, Oscellated – if these names ring a bell, make your blood boil or conjure images of
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Several decades ago, a new company emerged offering first class handguns designed for concealed carry. While makers come and go Kahr
For many, a shotgun was the weapon we used for our first big-game hunting experience. However, hunter’s today have
Through the years, I have seen many high-performance handgun loads rise, fall and fail. Some would not feed properly,
.32 Smith & Wesson Long
Among the most enjoyable to use and accurate of all revolver cartridges is the .32 Smith & Wesson Long. When
This article originally appeared on March 8, 2012.
I enjoy a good sales pitch. Part of being an American
A new full-power load resurrected the 10mm Auto, transforming it into a potent big-game platform. Hogs. Bears. Deer. Whatever the target, most handgun hunters traditionally opted for stout revolvers chambered in .44 and .41 Rem. Magnums, .357 Magnum and the like. Semiautomatic handgun options have been slim. That is changing with ammunition such as the new Vital-Shok Trophy Bonded Jacketed Soft Point in 10mm Auto.
In the pursuit of wound potential, sometimes called stopping power, there have traditionally been two alternatives. The first, and most reliable, was to increase bullet diameter and weight. Examples include replacing the .36 Colt with the .44 Army revolver and the later invention of the .45 Colt revolver. Designed to drop not only enemy soldiers and aboriginal tribesmen, these firearms could drop warhorses as well.
As a writer, I do my dead-level best to test and evaluate every firearm that crosses my desk in a professional manner, including extensive range testing. Many of the commercial firearms are new and unproven, even when based on a proven handgun design. Every modification and new idiom must be proofed. Occasionally, I encounter a firearm that is proven more so than the rest. And then, there are the legends. For legends, there is little I may do to add or detract from the firearm’s reputation with my own test program. That is the case with the Sig Sauer P226 MK 25 or Navy Model.
Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their first reports on new ammunition and accessories introduced at the show. With ammo makers utilizing all their capacity, and running virtually 24/7, to feed the 2013 buying frenzy, you wouldn’t expect to see a significant number of new offerings this year—but you would be wrong.